Dhaba Style Dal Palak Recipe

Jyothi Rajesh
Dhaba Style Dal Palak Recipe
701 ratings.

Nothing can beat the taste of fresh spinach. And this Dhaba Style Dal Palak is a perfect one dish recipe that will help you cook a dish fast and easily without spending much time in the kitchen during the hot summer days. This recipe is very famous in north Indian and a speciality of the road side dhabas.

Serve Dhaba Style Dal Palak with jeera rice and phulkas.

You can also try other dal recipes such as

  1. Urad Ki Sukhi Dal
  2. Dal Banjara
  3. Arhar Ki Dal With Lahsun Tadka
  4. Panchmel Dal


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Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
  • 1 cup Spinach Leaves (Palak)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger , crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic , pieces + 1 teaspoon extra
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)

How to make Dhaba Style Dal Palak Recipe

  1. To begin making the Dhaba Style Dal Palak, rinse dal 2 to 3 times. Soak dal in enough water for about 20 minutes. Pressure cook the soaked dal in enough water with 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder for about 2 to 3 whistles.

  2. Pick palak leaves(spinach) and rinse it under water to remove all the dirt from the leaves. Chop it as fine as possible, keep it aside.

  3. In a wok add 1 tablespoon ghee plus 1/2 tablespoon oil. Add cumin seeds and cook till it turns slightly brown. Add finely chopped garlic and ginger pieces. Saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes off.

  4. Next add finely chopped onions and green chilies, cook until onions start to turn brown.

  5. Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes turns soft and release the juices. Add finely chopped spinach leaves and cook till spinach is completely cooked.

  6. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt to taste and mix well. Saute for a minute.

  7. Add cooked dal and mix well. Cover and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes and turn off the flame.

  8. In another small pan heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil. Add mustard seeds wait till it splutters. Add cumin seeds and wait till it starts to turn brown. Add thin sliced garlic and sauté till garlic turns golden brown.

  9. Add asafoetida and dried red chilies, let it cook for 20 seconds and turn off flame. Add this tempering to the dal.

  10. Serve Dhaba Style Dal Palak with jeera rice and phulkas.

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Last Modified On Wednesday, 28 December 2016 11:01
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